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04.14.15

Henry Paulson: ‘Dealing with China’

Eric Fish
<p>Speaking at Asia Society New York on April 13 with <em>New Yorker</em> correspondent <a href="http://www.chinafile.com/contributors/evan-osnos" target="_blank">Evan Osnos</a>, former U.S. Treasury...

Media

03.26.15

Brother, Can You Spare a Renminbi?

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
<p>Who deserves to be poor in modern China? One man in China’s southern Zhejiang province certainly seemed sympathetic: Each day, he pushed himself along the street on a homemade wooden skateboard, his apparently paralyzed legs tucked under...

Conversation

01.26.15

Does Size Matter? (In the U.S. and Chinese Economies, That Is...)

Taisu Zhang
<p>Last week, President Obama’s <a href="https://medium.com/@WhiteHouse/president-obamas-state-of-the-union-address-remarks-as-prepared-for-delivery-55f9825449b2" target="_blank">State of the Union Address</a>...

Features

12.10.14

Why Beijing’s Troubles Could Get a Lot Worse

<p>Few foreigners know China as intimately as Anne Stevenson-Yang does. She has spent the bulk of her professional life there since first arriving in 1985, working as a journalist, magazine publisher, and software executive, with stints in...

Reports

10.20.14

The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth

David Hoffman and Andrew Polk
David Hoffman
The Conference Board
<p>As recently as the fourth quarter of 2013, there were few detractors from an optimistic assessment of China’s prospects to achieve a “soft landing” and continue to enjoy relatively stable growth in the 7 to 8 percent range for the next 10...

Video

08.12.14

Chinese Dreamers

Sharron Lovell & Tom Wang
<p>A dream, in the truest sense, is a solo act. It can’t be created by committee or replicated en masse. Try as you might, you can’t compel your neighbor to conjure up the reverie that you envision. And therein lies the latent, uncertain...

Media

05.06.14

Chinese to the World: Ignore Our GDP

<p>The U.S.-based World Bank grabbed everybody’s attention by announcing that China was poised to displace the United States as the world’s largest economy based on purchasing power. But a survey of the Chinese web shows people at home aren’t...

Conversation

04.30.14

Will China’s Economy Be #1 by Dec. 31? (And Does it Matter?)

William Adams, Damien Ma & more
<p><em>On April 30, <a href="http://icp.worldbank.org/" target="_blank">data</a> released by the United Nations International Comparison Program showed China’s estimated 2011 purchasing power parity (PPP)...

Caixin Media

02.11.14

Local Governments Aim for Lower GDP Growth This Year

<p>Most of the local governments that have announced their GDP targets for this year aimed lower than they did in 2013, citing the need to rebalance the economy and improve the quality of growth. Many missed their growth targets last year...

China’s Way to Happiness

Ian Johnson
<p>Richard Madsen is one of the modern-day founders of the study of Chinese religion. A professor at the University of California San Diego, the seventy-three-year-old’s works include <em>Morality and Power in a Chinese Village</em...

Dreams of a Different China

Ian Johnson
<p>Last November, China’s newly installed leader, Xi Jinping, asked his fellow Chinese to help realize a “Chinese dream” of national rejuvenation. In the months since then, his talk has been seen as a marker in the new leadership’s thinking,...

Viewpoint

11.18.13

Xi Jinping Refills an Old Prescription

Orville Schell
<p>The reforms called for by the <a href="http://www.chinafile.com/keyword/third-plenum" target="_blank">Third Plenum</a> of the Eighteenth Party Congress have been, like so much else in China over the past few...

Infographics

10.23.13

To Save or Not to Save

<p>China is known for saving money, and as the country has become wealthier, the household saving rate has <a href="http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2012/09/barnett.htm" target="_blank">increased</a>...

Sinica Podcast

06.07.13

What China is Getting Right

Kaiser Kuo, Jeremy Goldkorn & more
<p>Complain as we might about life in China, the last thirty-four years or so haven’t been all bad: we have seen three decades of roughly ten percent GDP growth, a whole lot of people eating a whole lot better than they did, and impressive...

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